Ecuadorian magazine Ecuagoal understands that Atletico Madrid are stepping up their efforts to sign Club America striker Christian Benitez.
Los Colchoners have been looking at a number of players as they continue to search for a replacement for Radamel Falcao, and they seem to have found their man.
Ecuagoal magazine has suggested that Atletico are already in talks to sign Club America star Christian Benitez.
The 26-year-old is eager to prove his worth in Europe after his first European adventure was a real nightmare.
Benitez arrived at Birmingham City as one of the most prolific scorers in South America, but he went on to score just 3 goals in 30 Premier League games, before going to Mexico.
The Ecuador international managed to kick-start his career in Mexico and scored no less than 62 goals in 114 league matches for Santos Laguna and Club America.
Atletico Madrid officials seem to be ready to take a gamble with the player who has also netted 4 times in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.